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Oshkosh Defense Receives Orders to Provide Israel With Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

The Israeli Ministry of Defense has chosen Oshkosh Defense to provide the Israeli Defense Forces with Joint Light Tactical Vehicles. Oshkosh Defense President Tim Bleck said the award will support the IDF with a fleet of protected and mobile JLTVs. Under the agreement, the ministry purchased 75 Oskosh JLTVs through Foreign Military Sales and dozens...


Saab Books $76M Deal to Support South Korea’s Arthur Weapon Locating Systems

Saab has received a $76.2 million contract to provide support services for South Korea’s Arthur mobile weapon locating systems. Signed with the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the five-year deal also requires the Swedish defense company to deliver spare parts for Arthur. According to Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of surveillance business at Saab, the agreement...


TNO, Airbus Netherlands To Build Optical Ground Station for Space-Based Quantum Key Distribution System

The SES-led EAGLE-1 consortium has selected TNO and Airbus Netherlands to design and build an optical ground station for the program. The parties finalized the agreement at the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany. According to SES Chief Technology Officer Milton Torres, the new partners will support the program’s mission of securing an end-to-end solution...


Rheinmetall to Supply Ukraine With 32 Leopard 1 Systems Under German-Funded Deal

Rheinmetall has secured a contract to deliver 32 Leopard 1 systems to Ukraine starting in 2024. The German-funded deal will supply the Ukrainian government with 25 Leopard 1A5main battle tanks, five Bergepanzer 2 armored recovery vehicles and two driver-training tanks, the company announced Tuesday. The agreement also requires Rheinmetall to provide training, logistics, spare parts,...


Comtech Secures Spectra Group Deal to Equip NATO, European Union Customers With BLOS Capabilities

Comtech has secured a $20 million deal from United Kingdom-based Spectra Group to provide NATO and European Union customers with the Compact Over-the-Horizon Transportable Terminal system. The agreement will deliver secure and resilient beyond-line-of-sight capabilities to military users, according to Comtech President and CEO Ken Peterman. The company’s Troposcatter Family of Systems will provide blended...


Jacobs Books $53M Contract for Continued Operational Support of UK’s Nuclear Facilities

Jacobs has secured a $53 million project management resources framework contract from EDF Nuclear Operations to continue operational support of the United Kingdom’s nuclear energy facilities for two more years. According to Karen Wiemelt, a senior vice president at Jacobs, the company will support EDF’s mission of maximizing the power-generation capabilities of nuclear plants through...


Chilean Air Force Boosts Capabilities With Lockheed F-16 Upgrades

The U.S. Department of Defense said Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $177 million Foreign Military Sales contract for the upgrade of 36 Chilean Air Force F-16 jetfighters. Chile acquired the F-16s from the Netherlands in two separate deliveries of 18 each in 2005 and 2009. A company spokesperson told Defense News that Lockheed will...


Polish Armed Forces Receive Initial Delivery of AW149 Helicopters From Leonardo

Leonardo DRS handed two AW149 helicopters to the Polish Land Forces during a ceremony at the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland, on Monday. It is the Italian defense company’s initial delivery since the contract’s announcement in July 2022. According to Leonardo, the agreement with the Polish Ministry of Defence includes logistics, training...


Switzerland Selects PAC-3 MSE Guided Missile

The United States and Switzerland have finalized an agreement for the Swiss Air Force’s acquisition of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles and support equipment from Lockheed Martin. According to the defense contractor, the deal makes Switzerland the 15th partner country for its PAC-3 MSE missiles, designed to defend against short-range warheads. The acquisition,...


Anduril Industries Lands MoD Contract to Mature Force Protection Technology

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Anduril Industries a $20.6 million contract to advance the development of force protection technology for the Royal Air Force and the Strategic Command on Permanent Joint Operating Bases. Under the agreement, the company will work on Phase 3 of the MoD and Strategic Command’s Programme TALOS, which seeks...

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